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Satu Kuokkanen, MD, PhD

  • Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Languages: English, Finnish
  • Phone: 516-739-2100
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About Me

I pursued a career in medicine because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. During medical school, I valued close relationships with patients, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing effective treatments. I also had the desire to advance medical knowledge, which led me to pursue a doctorate degree in genetics.

Initially, I was drawn to the scientific aspect of reproductive medicine. I was fascinated by the ability to diagnose genetic diseases and screen embryos for chromosomes prior to gestation. Today, I utilize all available resources and stay up to date on the latest advancements to provide patients with a successful path to parenthood. I continue to be inspired by advancements in the fertility field and conduct research to gain a better understanding of the endometrium and implantation process.

I treat patients and couples with infertility problems, ranging from anovulatory issues and tubal occlusions to unexplained and male factor infertility. I also focus on fertility preservation for elective and medical reasons and help individuals in the LGBTQ+ community start families. Additionally, I treat menstrual abnormalities and endocrine conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothalamic amenorrhea. I am skilled in all assisted reproductive technology procedures, including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). I also perform hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery.

When working with patients, I develop treatment options that fit with their ethical, religious, and individual lifestyle beliefs. I develop close relationships with each person, and deliver compassionate and committed patient care. I consider it a privilege to treat and guide patients as we go through this process together.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • vaginal septum
  • menstrual disorder
  • infertility in women
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • male infertility
  • polyps
  • primary amenorrhea
  • fertility
Treatments
  • artificial insemination
  • semen analysis procedure
  • in vitro fertilization
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • egg donation
  • surrogate mothers
  • ovulation induction
  • egg freezing
  • Cryopreservation
  • hysteroscopy
  • fertility preservation

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproduc Endocrin & Infertility), 2010
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2007
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2008
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005
  • Residency, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2002
  • PhD from University Of Helsinki, 1998
  • MD from University Of Helsinki, 1992

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York

200 Old Country Road, Suite 350
Mineola, NY 11501

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